WWF wildlife in a warming world.
WWF has published a new international report ”Wildlife in a warming world” and this report calls on the effects of climate change on wildlife and flora of 35 priority areas for the conservation of biodiversity, including Madagascar.
These areas contain the most exceptional ecosystems in the world, sheltering the irreplaceable but highly threatened biodiversity.
The results of the projections of the scientists on the big island are alarming. Even if we limit the increase in the Earth's temperature to 2 ° C, goal of the signatories to the Paris agreement, the climate situation will be untenable for 25% species of Madagascar. This will cause their extinction term.
The ability of dispersal of some species, including birds and mammals, to more suitable habitats may help these two groups to limit their risk of extinction. With an increase in temperature of 2 ° C and a capacity of adequate dispersion, 14% of the bird species and 7% mammal species will be at risk of extinction in run. This is not the case of the plants, Amphibians and reptiles, with higher risk of extinction.
The WWF report also includes the results of a study of 2015 showing that the population of 57 lemur species will decline by 60% If the planet's temperature increases between 2 ° C to 4 ° C. In such case, three areas have been identified as climate shelters to lemurs : the Masoala peninsula, the Mangoky River and an area in the Northwest of the country, including Ankarafantsika.
WWF is already in action in Madagascar to counter these catastrophic projections. Analysis of vulnerability to climate change had been made in protected areas and areas of Madagascar. The installation of climate stations allows to better understand and prepare for future climate variations.
However, the future of Madagascar and its species rests in the hands of the entire population. Also, WWF invites us all to join efforts to reduce gas emissions to greenhouse effect through the preservation of green areas, participation in the international events as an "Earth Hour". This annual celebration will be the 24 next March. For the occasion, WWF and its partners in Madagascar are to contribute the entire population in the protection of the natural resources of the country. This year, It will be through the daily use of «» fatana mitsitsy"or efficient homes. These kitchen materials reduce 50% coal consumption of wood, thus helping to save a large part of the forests of Madagascar.
Save our forests, Save our species ! Use the mitsitsy fatana !